Internationally, we exhibit upcoming and current film previews on-screen, partner with film
distributors for certain promotions and advertise our new locations through various forms of media and events. We partner with large multi-national corporations in the large metropolitan areas in which we have theatres to promote our brand and image
as well as increase attendance levels at our theatres. Our customers are encouraged to register on our website to receive weekly information by email for showtime information, invitations to special screenings, sponsored events and promotional
information. In addition, our customers can request to receive showtime information on their cell phones. We also have loyalty programs in some of our international markets that allow customers to pay a nominal fee for a membership card that
provides them with certain admissions and concession discounts. In addition, we have a smartphone application, which allows consumers to check showtimes and purchase tickets for our Brazil theatres.
Our domestic and international marketing departments also focus on expanding ancillary revenue, which includes the sale of our gift cards
and our SuperSaver discount tickets. We market these programs to such business representatives as realtors, human resource managers, incentive program managers and hospital and pharmaceutical personnel. Gift cards can be purchased for certain of our
locations at our theatres or online through our website, www.cinemark.com. SuperSavers are also sold online at www.cinemark.com or via phone, fax or email by our local corporate offices and are also available at certain retailers in
the U.S. Our marketing departments also coordinate the use of our auditoriums, generally during off-peak times, for corporate meetings, private movie screenings, brand and product launches, education and training sessions or other private events,
which contribute to our ancillary revenue.
Online and Mobile Sales
Our patrons may purchase advance tickets for all of our domestic screens and a majority of our international screens by accessing our
corporate website at www.cinemark.com. Advance tickets may also be purchased for our domestic screens at www.fandango.com. Our mobile phone and tablet applications also offer patrons the ability to purchase tickets. Our Internet
initiatives help improve customer satisfaction, allowing patrons who purchase tickets over the Internet to bypass lines at the box office by printing their tickets at home, picking up their tickets at kiosks located at the theatre, or scanning a
barcode confirmation from their mobile device at the usher stand.
Point of Sale Systems
We have developed our own proprietary point of sale system to enhance our ability to maximize revenues, control costs and efficiently
manage operations. The system is currently installed in all of our U.S. theatres. The point of sale system provides corporate management with real-time admissions and concession revenues data and reports to allow for timely changes to movie
schedules, including extending film runs, increasing the number of screens on which successful movies are being played, or substituting films when gross receipts do not meet expectations. Real-time seating, as well as reserved seating, and box
office information is available to box office personnel, preventing overselling of a particular film and providing faster and more accurate responses to customer inquiries regarding showtimes and available seating. The system tracks concession sales
by product, provides in-theatre inventory reports for efficient inventory management and control, offers numerous ticket pricing options, connects with digital concession signage for real-time pricing modifications, integrates Internet ticket sales
and processes credit card transactions. Barcode scanners, pole displays, touch screens, credit card readers and other equipment are integrated with the system to enhance its functionality and provide print-at-home and mobile ticketing. In our
international locations, we currently use other point of sale systems that have been developed by third parties, which have been certified as compliant with applicable governmental regulations and provide generally the same capabilities as our
proprietary point of sale system.